The Aska A5 prototype, shown at CES 2023, shows a four-seater vehicle about the size of an Esundard ride, but with propellers and wings that make it look more like a helicopter.
Aska has announced that its flying car will fit in a regular parking space when it’s driving, and when you want to fly it you’ll need an area the size of a helipad or a more conventional runway.
According to Aska’s press release, the A5 flying car can be launched in less than five seconds in a space with dimensions of about 250 feet (about 76 meters). This car also uses the so-called Drive and Fly design, which allows you to switch from driving mode to flying mode. According to Aska, this approach will help reduce travel costs.
written by ZDNetLike any other electric vehicle, drivers can charge the A5 at home or at electric vehicle charging stations. The small gas engine of this product also provides the possibility of traveling another 50 miles (about 80 km). It is worth mentioning that this engine needs super gasoline.
If you’re intrigued by the Aska A5, you can secure your spot on the pre-order list now with a $5,000 deposit. The price of this product after launch will be equivalent to 789 thousand dollars. Don’t get too excited just yet, though, because the A5 won’t be able to fly until it receives FAA clearance.
Aska’s FAA-approved on-demand ride-hailing service is also expected to launch in 2026, so even if you don’t want to buy one, you might still enjoy the experience of using an Uber-like service with flying cars.
As a new vehicle, Aska combines the comfort of a car with the ease and efficiency of VTOL and STOL flight. Caplinxy themefounder and CEO of Aska, says the A5 is a vehicle that is not only aimed at ordinary people, but also has significant commercial potential in various areas including emergency services, military as well as on-demand transportation.
Aska plans to conduct full-scale flight testing after CES 2023, with commercialization expected in 2026.